Exploring Human Identity and Inter-cultural Interactions

Tackling gender inequality on stage needs to go further than female Hamlets

By Professor Gail Marshall, Director of the Victorian Studies Centre and Research Director for the College of Arts, Humanities and Law. Professor Gail Marshall questions on The Conversation why gender roles in theatre, haven’t things progressed further. Several British theatres have made a pledge to address the levels of gender inequality on the contemporary stage. And a theatre complex […]

Live event catch up: The Great War: Lest we forget?

Debate panel

Mark Riley Cardwell reports on the Leicester Exchanges live debate, which took place at Sixty One Whitehall, London, on Wednesday 19 November 2014. The topic under discussion was the forgotten legacies of the First World War. Our understanding of the First World War is often limited to “stereotypes” about the Western Front and ignores the […]

Iceland bin ‘thieves’ should have had their day in court

Dr Sean Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at The University of Leicester. On the night of 25 October 2013, Paul May, James Chan and William James were arrested for taking food out of the bins at an Iceland store in Kentish Town. Iceland denied they had called the police or sought a prosecution. May, […]

Non-Stop for Mandela

For nearly four years in the late 1980s the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group (or, City Group, as they were known) kept a constant vigil outside South Africa House in Trafalgar Square calling for the release of Nelson Mandela. The Non-Stop Picket for Nelson Mandela became a feature of London’s landscape and an iconic image […]

How can we stop children being murdered?

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, the lot of Britain’s children has improved. Ranked 16th out of 29 developed countries surveyed, action on child obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse has been successful. However, as shown by the case of four-year-old Hamzah Khan who was starved to death by his substance-abusing mother, there is a […]